Speed Read: Hurricanes Avoid Yellow Jackets Trap

All this week, one of the top stories in college football was about the resurgence of the University of Miami football program after their Labor Day victory over Florida State. They were ranked in the Top 25 for seemingly the first time since Bernie Kosar was behind center, and people were talking about how head coach Randy Shannon had turned the moribund program back into players on the national stage.

Miami vs Georgia Tech

Which meant only one thing: The ‘Canes were due to crash and burn last night on ESPN against Georgia Tech. After all, they would certainly be dealing with a team-wide outbreak of swollen heads after their “program changing” win against the Seminoles. Plus, they would have to deal with the Yellow Jackets’ screwy triple option offense, which is tough under any circumstances. All the signs were there for a total meltdown: in fact, it had to happen.

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Rick Adelman’s Son Still Coaching After 2 DUIs?!

As if Rick Adelman doesn’t have enough headaches as he tries to keep his Houston Rockets in playoff contention after the season-ending injury to Tracy McGrady: The OREGONIAN reports that his son David, a basketball coach at Lincoln High in Portland, was arrested over the weekend and charged with a DUI - his second such arrest since 2005. The amazing part is that David Adelman is being allowed by the school to continue coaching through the end of the year.

David Adelman

Unfortunately, Rick Adelman has had to deal with more than one son getting in trouble with the law for drinking while driving: his eldest son R.J. Adelman took a leave of absence from his job as an assistant coach under his father in December 2007 after being arrested on a DUI charge. R.J. Adelman has since returned to the Rockets’ bench, making two Adelmans who were able to hold onto their jobs after DUI charges.

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A-Rod Overload; SI Stalkers?; Mike Leach is Mad

• Thank goodness this A-Rod steroids admission happened, or we wouldn’t have anything else to talk about.

Alex & Cynthia Rodriguez dinner staredown

(Suppose Cynthia was really on to something, after all?)

• Still, it’s not like he’s accusing any media members of stalking him, right?

Mike Leach is not to tickled about Texas Tech’s additional clauses in its latest contract offer to the Red Raiders coach.

• The tennis coach who served the Williams Sisters & Maria Sharapova has a new 4-year-old prodigy ready to cause a racket.

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SbB Clever Caption Contest: Adelman’s In Agony

Hey, readers! It’s once again time for another SbB Clever Caption Contest!

Today we look at the morose mug of Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman:

Rick Adelman Houston Rockets coach

Any ideas as to what woeful thoughts might be going through his mind? Submit your suggestions into the comments section linked below. Winner will be announced in the end-of-the-day recap - which should be good enough to cheer up any Gloomy Gus or Woebegone Willis!

Anyway, good luck & good writing!